i think that's what he has going on in this picture.
looks to me like he has something under the front cover to keep the crank in place.
Originally Posted by georgesgiralt
I *do* hope that you have blocked the crankshaft *before* removing the flywheel !
If not do it now ! You risk the bearing going out of the locating pins....
Otherwise I enjoy very much your restoration saga ! Even the pictures are awesome !